GolfSixes Tips: Four to follow at this week's team golf test

Is Pablo Larrazabal set to record European Tour victory no.5, alongside Alejandro Canizares?
Is Pablo Larrazabal set to record European Tour victory no.5, alongside Alejandro Canizares?

A cruel collapse over the final nine holes from Dylan Frittelli cost the each-way column a 35/1 winner last week with the South African eventually losing out in a playoff. Our attention now turns to the first edition of European Tour's team event - GolfSixes at Centurion Club this weekend...

"Peterson impressed greatly when doggedly holding off rising Belgian star, Thomas Pieters, to win the Czech Masters last August and while he's not been in great form of late, he's made his last six cuts and he was seventh at the Joburg Open in February. Peterson's partner, California's David Lipsky, who won the European Masters in 2014, has been in fine fettle of late with four top-six finishes in his last 11 starts and in the context of the tournament, they look a strong enough pairing at an industry-best price of 18/1."

*Each-way 1/5 odds, 4 places


Dan Geraghty: Back Denmark @ 10/1

You wait around for a new format to shake up golf and two come along at once. Last week's PGA Tour pairs event is swiftly followed by the European Tour's attempt at team golf, GolfSixes. Last week in America, with experienced winner Jonas Blixt by his side, supremely talented youngster Cameron Smith managed to notch his first tour victory. I'm hoping we get a similar scenario this week in St Albans, where I believe four time European Tour winner Thorbjorn Olesen can help get his talented countryman Lucas Bjerregaard over the line. Both have shown glimpses of good form of late; some questionable decision making let Bjerregaard down on the weekend in Morocco three weeks ago but the presence of Olesen by his side might be exactly what he needs.


Paul Krishnamurty: Back Scotland @ 12/1

Determining which statistical criteria to focus upon here is extremely tricky but it can't hurt a team to cover the two most important bases. Richie Ramsay is extremely accurate from tee to green whereas Mark Warren tends to do his best work on the greens. Unlike many of their rivals, the Scottish pair both represent a competitive Euro Tour standard over the long-term and have played respectably in recent weeks. So far as team golf is concerned, Warren is a former World Cup winner and his excellent record in England is a further plus.


Joe Dyer: Back Spain @ 10/1

While it's hard to argue against England's position atop the betting, quotes of 11/2 don't really cut it for an each-way punt and so it'll be Spain carrying my cash. The Ryder Cup has shown us that something special can happen to Spanish players in team golf so I'm hoping that the combination of Pablo Larrazabal and Alejandro Canizares can sparka tthe Centurion Club this weekend. In Larrazabal, Spain possess one of the in-form players on tour, the four-time European Tour winner finishing third last weekend after successive top 20s. That'll be a help as partner Canizares hasn't shown us much this year after suffering a muscle tear in January's Qatar Masters. Canizares has played the last three weeks, making two cutsbut he has some good UK form in the book - mainly at Wentworth - and his steady game might be the perfect accompaniment to Larrazabal's wizardry.


Steve Rawlings: Back USA @ 18/1

With Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth passing up the opportunity to star in the inaugural Golf Sixes event starting on Saturday, former Asian Tour pair, Paul Peterson and David Lipsky, have stepped in to represent the USA and they could easily figure in this brand new and somewhat quirky Greensome Match-Play event. Peterson impressed greatly when doggedly holding off rising Belgian star, Thomas Pieters, to win the Czech Masters last August and while he's not been in great form of late, he's made his last six cuts and he was seventh at the Joburg Open in February. Peterson's partner, California's David Lipsky, who won the European Masters in 2014, has been in fine fettle of late with four top-six finishes in his last 11 starts and in the context of the tournament, they look a strong enough pairing at an industry-best price of 18/1.

2017 Season P/L to date: -£405.42

- Volvo China Open, Dylan Frittelli @ 35/1 PLACE (Paul)
- Masters, Paul Casey @ 50/1 - PLACE (Steve)
- Hero Indian Open, Carlos Pigem @ 80/1 - PLACE (Paul)
- Tshwane Open, Dean Burmester @ 16/1 - WIN (Paul)
- Abu Dhabi Championship, Martin Kaymer @ 30/1 PLACE (Steve)
- Alfred Dunhill Championship, Thomas Detry @ 66/1 - PLACE (Dan)
- Alfred Dunhill Championship, Richard Sterne @ 22/1 - PLACE (Paul)

* Total P/L for 2016 Season: +£267.58
* Total P/L for 2015 Season: +£958.37
* Total P/L for 2014 Season: +£251.75

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